My Philosophy

I am a neuroscientist, passionate about everything from cells to phones, genes to jewellery, hippocampi to hip-hop...

I research digital interventions, social media data, molecular biology, neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychiatry, psychology, statistical methodologies, and other areas to improve our understanding of mental health. I have experience in senior research management roles and I love engaging with youth culture, the arts and society. 

Recent Activity


UN AI for Good Global Summit, Invited Speaker, in partnership with The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 May 2018: "Earning the trust of disadvantaged AI stakeholders".


American Psychiatric Association, Invited Symposium, New York City, USA, 5-9th May 2018: "New frontiers for artificial intelligence in psychiatry: from personalised health to community care".


The Royal Society and The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, workshop invitation, The Royal Society, London, UK, 3rd May 2018: "AI Narratives: How do we talk about AI?".


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing launchInvited Speaker, Parliament, London, UK, April 2018.


The Centre for Global Mental Health, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Invited Speaker, London, UK, 17th April 2018: "Digital psychiatry, ethics and society: a collection of disruptive thoughts".


UCL Educational Psychology Group Leading Edge Day Conference, Keynote Speaker, London, UK, 27th March 2018Children and young people in the digital age: what do EPs need to know? Talk title: "Putting ethics at the forefront of frontiers in digital mental health".


Mental Health Roundtable, Global Policy Team, Facebook, Menlo Park, California, USA, 21st March 2018.


BBC Tomorrow's World. Filming Session, London, UK, 17th March 2018.


Royal Society of Medicine, Invited Speaker, London, UK, 14th November 2017: "Social media: challenges and benefits for mental health and wellbeing". Find out more here: 


Spotlight on GSK3beta

How does it relate to

hippocampal volume, 

major depressive disorder,

cognition AND



Eminem’s Character, Stan: A Bio-Psycho- Social Autopsy

Hip Hop Psych (Co-Founders: Drs Sule & Inkster) Journal of Hip Hop Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, Fall 2017, pp. 43 – 49



  • Working with Legal & General to understand the risks and appropriate controls for the development and application of artificial intelligence in digital mental healthcare.
  • Working with the Royal Society of Public Health and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing to follow up on the #StatusOfMind report
  • Writing an eBook on young people and social media